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Menlo baseball eyes CCS crown
After the last game the Menlo Knights lost — falling 8-5 at Carlmont in the Peninsula Athletic League baseball tournament semifinals — they quickly shook hands with the opposition, packed up their gear and made a beeline for the parking lot. It was the body language of a team on a mission. Sin...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Serra relay team goes gold
Armon Plummer saved his best for last at the Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships Friday at Gilroy High School. Serra’s star senior qualified for the state finals in four events, but it was his anchor leg in the boys’ 4x400 meter relay that stole the show as the Padres claimed th...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Fate of Warriors-Thunder series hinges on Game 6
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder won’t say they have to win Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday to win the Western Conference finals. The alternative is less than ideal. Win at home on Saturday and Oklahoma City will advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2012. Lose and...
By Cliff Brunt The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cavs blow past Raptors for return to NBA Finals
TORONTO — LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night. It’s the third finals appearance in team hist...
By Ian Harrison The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cain exits with injury as Giants fall in Colorado
DENVER — Matt Cain’s right hamstring tightened on his 25th pitch of the game. Same thing happened again on the next one. He summoned the trainer to the mound and was taken out by manager Bruce Bochy. By acting so promptly, he’s hoping the injury won’t be too serious. The right-hander’s s...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lefty Manaea throws six strong in A’s loss to Tigers
OAKLAND — Sean Manaea continues to feel more comfortable every time he takes the mound. He had another solid outing but the A’s offense was stymied and suffered yet another disappointing loss. Manaea pitched six solid innings and Jed Lowrie tripled in a run in the ninth but Oakland fell to the ...
By Rick Eymer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharks stars Thornton, Marleau finally reach 1st Stanley Cup Final
SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have been linked ever since they went one-two in the 1997 NHL draft to Boston and San Jose. They became teammates with the Sharks more than a decade ago, won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympics and each had their captaincies stripped as they be...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
The hype is back at Indy 500 and everyone wants to win the 100th
INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track. He wanted to be kind to the old lady, to land in her good graces before the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” “I think this track will pick the winner. W...
By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Health experts urge moving or postponing Rio Games
LONDON — Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. The 150 experts — including former White House science adviser Dr. Philip Rubin — issued an open letter to the U.N. ...
By Maria Cheng The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nine-time French Open champ Nadal out with injury
PARIS — For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site. On Friday, his powerful left wrist wrapped in a blue brace, Nadal delivered the surprising news he was withdrawing before his third-round match at the French Open because of an injury th...
By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press FULL STORY
NBC Sports shuffles broadcast schedule for Stanley Cup Final
TNEW YORK — NBC Sports is switching up its broadcast schedule for the Stanley Cup Final. In recent years, Games 1 and 2 had been on NBC, with Games 3 and 4 on cable partner NBCSN. If necessary, the final three games returned to NBC. This season, Monday’s Game 1 will air on NBC, but Wednesday...
he Associated Press FULL STORY
Penguins’ Kessel fails to make World Cup roster cut
Two-time Olympic forward Phil Kessel failed to make the final cut for the United States’ World Cup of Hockey roster Friday, a day after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins reach the Stanley Cup Final. In passing over the 10-year NHL veteran, Team USA officials filled the final four forward spots with...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dodgers phenom Urias lasts 2 2/3 in big league debut
NEW YORK — Julio Urias took the mound at Citi Field, becoming the first teenage starting pitcher in the major leagues since Seattle’s Felix Hernandez in 2005. “I’m not going to lie. When I went out there, I started thinking of everything I had to go through to get here,” he said hours lat...
By Ronald Blum The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ole Miss self-imposes football scholarship cuts
OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations and is still investigating more allegations involving first-round NFL draft pick Laremy Tunsil. The university released its 154-page response Friday to the notice of allegations received in ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Croatia gets 2-match World Cup stadium ban after fascist chant
ZURICH — Croatia has been ordered to play two World Cup qualifying matches in empty stadiums for repeated cases of fans chanting fascist slogans. FIFA fined the Croatian soccer federation 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,000), and ordered the stadium bans to take effect when Croatia hosts Turkey on Sep...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Castillo replaces injured Chandler on US Copa America roster
CHICAGO — Edgar Castillo has replaced injured defender Timmy Chandler on the U.S. Copa America roster. Castillo, 29, has 18 international appearances, including starts in the past two World Cup qualifiers. He is expected to report to the U.S. team following the second leg of Monterrey’s Liga MX...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hardy, Anderson win at Speedo Grand
IRVINE — Jessica Hardy won the 100-meter breaststroke Friday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge tune-up meet before next month’s U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Hardy touched in 1 minute, 8.69 seconds, slower than her preliminary time of 1:08.25 at the William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine. ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
SATURDAY Baseball Division II No. 3 Menlo vs. No. 1 Carmel, 1 p.m. at Municipal Stadium-San Jose Softball Division I No. 3 Carlmont vs. No. 1 San Benito, 12:30 p.m. at PAL Stadium-San Jose Division III No. 2 Half Moon Bay vs. No. 5 Notre Dame-Salinas, 10 a.m. , PAL Stadium-San Jose...

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